Day 7 of #nouw30daychallenge

I am a sucker for those red and copper colours! I think it is such beautiful colours, and I love how they compliment my eye colour. Here is a look I did in the end of November. A very autumnal and warm look.

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Day 6 of #nouw30daychallenge


Sundays are for laying around and recharging for a new week. So what better way to do that than try new food with your friends?

We went to this pop-up asian sausage stand, where I ate kimchi for the first time, as topping on a sausage. It was delicious! I really liked it. Also got to drink bubble tea again.

Afterwards we went to an Egyptian event at the historical museum on campus, where we got to look at their Egyptian history exhibition. It was very interesting. Also got to taste some Egyptian food, as they had prepared different dishes both inspired, but also some made from old recipes.

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Day 5 of #nouw30daychallenge


Here is a little re-cap of my Christmas in pictures! It was so nice to go back home and spend some time with my mum and my friends again.

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This is a collection of the outfits I wore on my Tokyo vacation in 2016! I miss the heat and the vibe of the city. I really enjoyed myself there! And the lovely climate made it so much easier to be creative in the fashion department! Love the freedom! 

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How to be happy?


I often think about this question. I think we all do. How can one be happy? And I mean truly, unconditionally happy. It seems so simple, but it is surprisingly easy to get caught up in your insecurities and doubt, resulting in a feeling of disappointment and sadness. We often compare ourself to everyone around us, and in this technological day and age, this has become one of the easiest things to do. You open up an app, and there are hundreds of beautiful, seemingly perfect, people sharing their ever so picturesque breakfast, bubbly butts and perfect hair. It is so easy to get stuck looking at this and comparing yourself and your life, beating yourself up for not being as perfect. This is a dangerous mindset, that we are just digging ourself deeper into. Of course it is not bad or wrong to se a picture and find inspiration or a will to try to achieve something from it. Be it fitness inspiration, decoration or fashion and makeup. The negative part is when we start putting ourself down for not being the same, doing the same or even feeling the same.


As I am turning 23 this year, I more often find myself thinking and wondering how my future will be. Will I be happy? What do I need to do to become a happy person? Will by future job make me happy? Or will I just be content with my life? This is something I can never know before I get there, but it won't stop me from wondering, and sometimes worry whether I'll be fine. All I can do so far, is hope that the choices I make now will be the right ones. I just gotta trust mu gut and look forward into the days, months and years to come, and know that no matter what happens; I will be fine.


My life is far from perfect, but one thing I know is that right now, I am quite happy. Happiness doesn't have to be measured in money, looks or physical objects. I am a student, meaning I have a student economy, aka I don't have money to spend on lavish vacations, expensive clothing and accessories. But what I do have is some really nice people to spend my days with, I have a place to live and food to eat. I am studying something I find very interesting, and I still have lots of dreams. Once you start thinking of things you have that brings you joy, you can often find a lot more than you'd first think.


One thing I always tell myself is that if I am unhappy with myself or my life, I am the only person who can change this. No one can come and fix it for me. It is up to me to achieve my dreams, and I have to work towards my goals. Sometimes it is hard, to lift yourself up when everything feels so wrong, but the rewarding feeling you get when you accomplish something you've been wanting for so long is amazing!


What I want to say is that everyones definition of happiness is different, and what makes me happy, might not make you happy. So do what makes you happy, live your life and stop comparing yourself to everyone around you. It sounds super cheesy, but it is true! Most people go around, worrying about what other think of us, myself included, but the people we think are judging us so hard, are often just as worried about others judgment themselves. It is an evil circle. But let's brake this circle, and follow our own line, instead of following others!

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Day 3 of #nouw30daychallenge


This is gonna be harder than expected.. I am already struggling to post on time so much. Today has been a day spent entirely on campus, without my mac, so here I am at 23.44, trying to write this within the timeline.


Today I have a quick movie recommandation for you all. Last week me and a group of friends went to see a movie called In This Corner of the World. It is a Japanese animation movie that tells a story set in about a 10 year span from the 1930s to the 1940, focusing on the 1944-45. It is a wartime movie, describing how the war affected the civilisation in a country tainted by war. I found the movie to be very interesting, and it gives a nice perspective of how the war affected peoples lives.

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Day 2 of #nouw30daychallenge

When I first went to Japan, somewhat 4-5 years ago, I tried something called IKEBANA for the first time. And this week I got to try it again. Now, you might be wondering what Ikebana is; it is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. This might sound really simple, but it is a gorgeous art form, where nature and humanity is brought together in an artistic expression. It is a combination of colour combinations, shapes, lines and the full finished form. So basically it is much more than just throwing flowers together. When done right, it creates wonderfully, gorgeous pieces.

Ikebana is an art form that expresses Japans love for nature, which is a big part of the Japanese cultural heritage. It expresses a form of peaceful unity with the nature.

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Day 1 in the #nouw30daychallenge

In October I bought the Luxe Glitz palette from Jolie Beauty .


I saw it online and was drawn in by the pigmented glitter shadows. The palette is filled with 5 glitter shadows and 5 matte cream shadows, who match each other.

The pigmentation is lovely, and there is hardly any fallout, which I love about it. The glitter can be a bit tricky to work with, but after a bit of testing I found it easiest to use a finger to apply them. The matte shadows are indeed very creamy and gives a nice colour payoff. My favourite colour is the very red one, as I have had quite the obsession with red eyeshadow over the past months. The rusty red colour is gorgeous to spike up the crease colour if I wanna make it pop a bit.


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So I am joining the #nouw30daychallenge! πŸ™Œ


Since I just started up this blog, this is a great way for me to get into a good rhythm from the start. I have had a couple of blogs in the past, but they have often succumbed to either lack of inspiration or just plain forgetfulness... This time though, I am choosing to believe that I will do better. And what better way to get into this, than having a challenge to keep me on my toes?


So, my ambitions for the coming challenge is to become more organised and stable in posting. I want to really evolve myself and work to become consistent in my blogging. I wish to post quality posts, that are informative and entertaining for people. My interests revolve around a lot of makeup and fashion, and I am very passionate about skincare. In addition I am a history nerd, a food lover and I . And also the fact that you can win a trip to Paris is a very big pluss on my motivation!


Here's a link to the challenge, if you also want to join (which you should!): nouw.com/nouw30daychallenge

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On December 1st I went to the Gingerbread Town in Bergen with some classmates, 2nd year students and Japanese exchange students. This has been something I dreamt of visiting since I was a child, when I watched it on tv or in newspapers. It is an impressive sight to see, a huge room filled with gingerbread houses, all lit up and decorated. We even went down the *probably made for children* slide they had set up. πŸ’ƒ

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